Case report of a new pathogenic variant of Aspergillus fumigatus isolated from Hipposideros cervinus (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) in Sarawak, Malaysia

Jaya Seelan Sathiya Seelan, and Faisal Ali Anwarali Khan, (2009) Case report of a new pathogenic variant of Aspergillus fumigatus isolated from Hipposideros cervinus (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) in Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 1 (3). pp. 190-191. ISSN 0974-7907

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Abstract

Zoosporic fungi are currently receiving a lot of attention with regards to emerging infectious and wildlife diseases. Fungal infection has been reported in humans and domestic animals worldwide, mostly studied in clinical isolates (Alekseev 2003; Zdenek 2004). There are fewer reports concerning wildlife diseases, especially among insectivorous and frugivorous bats in Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo. Recently, Seelan et al. (2008) found six species of Aspergillus isolated from 13 individuals of both insectivorous and frugivorous bats. Out of 23 individual bats observed, 13 (56.5%) were identified as hosts for 17 fungus isolates, including A. restrictus, A. fumigatus, A. clavatus, A. japonicus, A. niger and A. sydowii. On physical examination of one insectivorous bat Hipposideros cervinus (Fawn Round Leaf Bat), it was noted that the bat had lesions near the ear openings, with a powdery surface on the skin parts. Scraping and swab samples from the lesion

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zoosporic fungi , insectivorous, frugivorous bats ,Hipposideros cervinus
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 04:51
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 06:40
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/12099

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